In Home Training

Welcome to Dog Parenting 101, I’m Hindy Pearson. I am a Certified Dog Trainer, helping people and their dogs for the past 10 years. I also have certificates in Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression: Biting and Fighting, Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior and Training Problems and Care of the Senior Pet Certificate.

I offer one on one in home dog training in Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham (UK), and follow social distancing and mask wearing rules.

Each session is 60 minutes and costs £35.00. It is tailor made, so we discuss exactly what your concerns are.

Annoying Behaviours

Please tell me how to stop my dog begging for food

You love your dog, but these behaviours are driving you and everyone around you crazy!! Often times they are the reason so many dogs are surrendered to shelters. You’ve probably already seen punishment and yelling are not effective, in fact they can make these issues even worse. I will help you get to the root of the problem and help you eliminate it.

  • Pulling when walking
  • House training issues
  • Counter surfing
  • Jumping on people whether in the house or when out and about
  • Barking…a lot!
  • Chewing/nipping
  • Urine marking
  • Begging at the table
  • Running out the door
  • Eating poop (outside or from the litter box)

 

Problem Behaviours

How to deal with a food aggressive dog

The issues mentioned below not only cause your dog anxiety, they can increase the stress levels of everyone living in your home. Does your dog growl or snap when you reach for his toy, treat or food bowl? Do your neighbours regale you with stories of listening to your dog bark all day when you’re out? Does he shake or cower when fireworks go off? Bright side? There are things you can do that will help.

  • Resource guarding (food, toys, bed, people)
  • Separation anxiety (is your dog really anxious or just plain bored?)
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Fear of loud noises, going to the vet, men…

 

Basic Cues

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Whether you’ve just brought home your new puppy, or you’ve been sharing your heart and home together for years, it’s never to early or late to teach basic cues. Not only are they important for safety, it’s also a great way to form a deep connection with your dog.

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Recall/come
  • Down
  • Drop it
  • Leave it
  • Watch me/Look at me
  • Heel
  • Loose leash walking

 

Puppy Prep

Perfect for anyone who wants to get a head start…before their puppy comes home.

Not sure what supplies to buy? No idea if your pup needs a schedule, or what that even means? Worried about keeping him safe? Don’t know what to expect those first few days and nights?

We will cover all these topics during this consultation

  • Supplies
  • Schedules
  • Puppy proofing your home
  • What to expect when you first bring him or her home, including where your puppy will sleep

 

Puppy Fundamentals

There are so many things a puppy needs to learn in order to grow up to be a happy and well-adjusted member of your family.

We’re going to discuss these fundamentals that will get your pup off to a great start.

First, we’ll tackle these problems:

  • House training
  • Socialization
  • Jumping
  • Biting/chewing
  • Not giving attention

Need additional help? We can also work on these goals:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Come/recall

 

Rescue Dogs 101

 

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Congratulations!! You’re wonderful to welcome a homeless dog into your heart and home. There’s no greater feeling is there?

Some rescues are well behaved, have some (or a lot) of training and just need a refresher course and time to get used to the routine you’ve created. Others have been through a lot, and have the behavior issues that go along with coming from an abusive or traumatic background.

Whatever life your dog had before, his new one starts now.

Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss:

  • Creating a routine
  • Preparing your home for the new arrival
  • What to expect during the first few days/weeks/months
  • Developing trust
  • Common behaviors you may see, and how to deal with them
  • Training – we will tailor it depending on what your dog does and does not already know (house training – walking nicely on a leash – sit – come – stay – look at me – biting/nipping – aggressive/reactive behavior)

 

Senior Dog Care and Support

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If you share your life with a senior dog, then this service is for you. I have been fostering and adopting old dogs for 11 years so I understand, first hand, the challenges senior dog parents face.

I provide specialized senior dog care support that includes:

  • General advice and tips about living with and loving a senior dog
  • How to identify the natural signs of aging vs health problems
  • Ways you and your dog can adapt to hearing & vision loss, incontinence, dementia…
  • Getting your senior dog to eat – I know that can be difficult at times
  • Keeping your old dog comfortable
  • Choosing a vet and ensuring you get the best care
  • Quality of life issues and when to say goodbye

Even if your senior dog has no health issues, I am here to offer a shoulder if you need someone to talk to who understands.

 

 

 

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